The Food of a Younger Land

Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before… read more

Mark Kurlansky talked about his book The Food of a Younger Land: A Portrait of American Food--Before the National Highway System, Before Chain Restaurants, and Before Frozen Food, When the Nation’s Food Was Seasonal (Riverhead May 14, 2009). Mark Kurlansky examined the Works Progress Administration’s “America Eats” writing project that was initiated to document local eating habits during the 1930s and whose authors included the likes of Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty. The project, which was never completed, provides insight on America’s dietary habits prior to the creation of the national highway system, fast food franchises, and large grocery stores. Mark Kurlansky discussed his book on stage with Rick Nichols, food columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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The Food of a Younger Land

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Interview
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 2009 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 29, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 20, 2009 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 2009 | 4:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 21, 2017 | 4:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 22, 2017 | 1:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 29, 2017 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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